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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-22-2002, 06:29 PM
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Frozen shift leaver

well it's cold here in New Brusnwick Canada and my shift lever froze last night, i'm running regular 90 weight oil in my tranny and transfer case. what should i be using to rectify this.. it's a standard 5 speed with the old 1.6 16 valuve engine. only have 96000 km's on this truck. i drained it last week and put the 90 weight in but it is still freezing and is real slow to shift. the 90 weight is what is recommended for this vehicle as far as i know.

please help as it's supposed to get cold again on monday and i hate waiting around for half an hour while this thing is running to get it warm enought to shift.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-22-2002, 06:39 PM
 
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Re: Frozen shift leaver

Have you pulled the shifter out of the tranny to see if maybe you have water or any bit of moisture on the shifter forks. Or maybe there's moistur in all your syncros and gears.
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Are you in a Sami or a tracker/kick? The owners maual for my 84,86 and 88 Samis list 75W-90
as recomended, and 75W-80 or 80W for cold weather service. Straight 90 will get too thick.
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uh no i was under the impression that everything was internal, how would i go about doing that
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it's a97 tracker
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Re: Frozen shift leaver

i would try a thinner lube in the case.
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Re: Frozen shift leaver

A couple of guys in the UK had trouble last winter. The boots on the levers had split letting water collect around the lever. When it froze the lever was seized.
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Re: Frozen shift leaver

80w is your best bet. that 90w is not suited for that cold temp.
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